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  1. Background "Too White"

    The background in Outlook is too white and eye straining. Need the ability to adjust the color theme to include the background color as well to increase readability.

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      603 comments  ·  Message View  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • How about bringing back the "SWEEP" function that allowed me to keep my inbox clean.

      DON'T UPGRADE OUTLOOK BY TAKING AWAY FEATURES THAT WERE GOOD!

      23,810 votes
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        2967 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please put the flagged messages on top like you did before.

        Please put the flagged messages on top like you did before.

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          under review  ·  570 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Please change it back, so the select all feature only applies to the box you are working in.

          Please change the select all feature back to only select all boxes in the inbox you are working in. Right now select all is all or nothing, to include the flagged items which makes cleaning out my inbox very inconvenient.

          11,198 votes
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            354 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Import old junk mail rules rather than starting from scratch.

            I'm thoroughly impressed with the new Outlook.com - great job, and please carry on making it more excellent.
            I'm a bit peeved, however, by the emails asking me if a just-received email was junk or not. Typically that's triggered by an email to myself, and I'd think those are easy to qualify. I also get the same "junk/not?" prodding after each email I send myself, and I'd think the rules stick.
            Lastly, I'm now getting emails which previously (before beta) had long been filtered as junk.
            Thanks for listening!

            4,055 votes
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              58 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Integrate a task management (todo-list) system that is worth using!

              Currently, Microsoft (at least) has four different tasks/todo systems, and they are all half-baked. I would like to see Outlook.com combining all of them into a well-arranged view.

              1) Tasks from the Outlook.com Calendar. Simple, straight forward tasks, with no form of grouping or list-building.

              2) Tasks Cortana creates for me, including person-depending and location-depending reminders. Would nice to have a place where I can see, add and edit them. Especially when Windows 10 is here.

              3) Flagged Emails: After flagging a number of mails, I can't see all of them anymore on the top. It would be nice if…

              3,848 votes
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                78 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Thanks for the detailed feedback and comments on this. Like you’ve noted we, as a company, have put work into tasks and task management before and it is an area we continue to give thought to as there is still improvement to make. I will pass this feedback and the comments on to the right folks for more consideration. If I can share anything substantive back, I will. Thanks again for the feedback and engagement.

              • Show Number of New Emails in Browser Tab

                Show number of New Emails on Browser Tab.

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                  Working on it  ·  162 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Notification Settings

                  I want to be able to turn on/off email notifications. Right now I get a notification sound for every email that gets delivered.

                  2,039 votes
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                    62 comments  ·  Options  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Opt In to New Capabilities

                    It would be helpful within Outlook.com settings to be able to opt-in to beta capabilities - is this possible so as to get the latest and greatest experiences Microsoft is pushing out - and provide feedback through UserVoice :)

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                      56 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • emaisl received, try to block invalid email and cant block why?

                      When I block emails, it says you cant block this email its invalid, why did I receive an email from them, and also says can not block my own, I didnt select any of my own in the email listing to delete, so why is it asking me that? this has only just started and its annoying , will have to go to google or mail.com and close this account which I have had since 1995

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                        1869 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Hey everyone!

                        We apologize for the frustrations this has caused and we greatly appreciate your patience while we look into the cause of this.

                        We have a team actively working on getting this resolved very soon. :-)

                        We will update you here as soon as a fix is deployed and we look forward to hearing your suggestions and feedback in the future.

                        All the best
                        The Outlook Mobile Team

                        PS: We are unfortunately not able to see replies to this address please refer any additional questions you may have to in app support or the online answer forums.

                      • Rules no longer working

                        I used to love being able to send my newsletters to different folders. ie Pinterest to a Craft folder. However none of my rules are working anymore even though I have tried to recreate them a few times. It makes going through my junk folder twice as long.

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                          249 comments  ·  Report an Issue  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Improved Junk mail filter

                          better filter system for junk mail.

                          800 votes
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                            802 comments  ·  Clutter  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Attachment progress meter?

                            I miss the progress meter when loading attachments into e-mails. I Send mixes of songs to clients and that has been a very helpful feature in the past.

                            726 votes
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                              under review  ·  19 comments  ·  Attachments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • logout does not work only reloads inbox

                              Every time I try to log out of outlook mail it reloads my inbox and signs me back in. This is very frustrating and I am unable to properly sign out of my email which does not make me feel like this is at all secure.
                              I would appreciate any feedback you could give to fix this problem.

                              582 votes
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                                531 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Create Calendar items from emails

                                Allow users to highlight text from an email message and create a calendar item with that information already populated into the 'description' of the event.

                                For example, someone sends you an address or directions to an event. Highlight that information from the email, click on a button or option and create a calendar event that has that information copied into the description already.

                                489 votes
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                                  8 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  This is coming in the new version of Outlook.com. If you don’t already see it, you should soon see “Reply all by meeting” in the drop-down menu next to “Reply” when you click on a specific email. Hope that fits your needs. Thanks for the feedback.

                                • Bing map integration for the location field in calendar.

                                  This functionality would allow a user to add addresses from bing maps directly into an appointments and launch navigation to the destination from the calendar. A similar experience can currently be found in iCloud calendar.

                                  470 votes
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                                    13 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add entries to birthday calendar without creating a contact

                                    Currently, if you add a new entry to the Birthday Calendar, it will create a contact record. You should have the ability to create birthday's on that calendar without the contact record. Pets, babies, etc... are 'people' I don't need clogging up my contact list, but their birthdays are important.

                                    406 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • PURGE folder - Add a Select All and Purge All option

                                      Either add a SELECT ALL option in your PURGE folder (if it's there I haven't found it so make it more obvious) or when offering the option to delete an email - here's an idea actually Delete it - remove it entirely.

                                      404 votes
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                                        209 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Accessing mail while overseas

                                        If you haven't noticed this planet has gone global. People travel everywhere, yet you don't have even that much common sense to get something in the options to enable us to access email when overseas. Is it that hard to for example generate codes we can use and then that it locks the region someone is in till they either want to move again if they travel to different countries or come back home, or for example have a trusted mobile phone, laptop, etc. to be recognised by Microsoft even when you are in a different location. And I can…

                                        278 votes
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                                          84 comments  ·  Account Safety  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                            10 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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